autofill doesn't work on the results of a search that returns a plus card until+is reached

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I created a +*right+*options search ({"left":{"type":"activity"},"right":"description"}) to return all description cards plussed to a card of type activity (i.e., ativity+description cards). The search works fine but when I go to edit the card that includes the search (e.g., Introduction to Lipids) I have to type up to the + before aufill works.


Search Card  activity descriptions+*right+*options

Card that invokes search Introduction to Lipids



This is true for the Search bar as well, and my 2 cents is that I think it makes sense to have plus cards show up before getting to the +. --John Abbe

Hey John, I totally agree. I often use search to find a card and all the cards plussed to it and it would be nice to see those plus cards show up in the autofill list. This would be nice and the sutofill in the +*options is really important to me (FWIW). Peace,

  --Peter Kindfield.....2012-11-22 19:42:57 +0000

John, imagine we did that. Then typing "Mar" on a wagn that had cards for Marathon, Mares, Mark Twain, and Marriage would return something like "Marathon, Marathon+description, Marathon+history..." This was our original functionality, and it was pretty much universally despised. I suppose we could propose something more sophisticated, like showing plusses once we're down to one result. It would involve multiple queries, but the navbox already has its own module, so it might not be that hard.


Peter, the problem in your case is that it does use the same mechanism as the navbox, where it makes more sense. And doing multiple queries would be much harder in this case. However, maybe we can come up with wql to make this happen. In general, it would be nice to be able just to select the activity name in cases like this. I wonder if there's a way to support "append" in pointers. this would be a solution with a lot more potential sex appeal...

  --Ethan McCutchen.....2012-11-22 21:53:38 +0000

also: Happy Thanksgiving!

  --Ethan McCutchen.....2012-11-22 21:54:07 +0000

Hey Ethan, I was going to say the same thing to you and John. Happy TG whatever that means for you. For me, another time to be grateful for all that I have!

  --Peter Kindfield.....2012-11-22 22:08:06 +0000

FYI... I think the search bar thing is related to my general issue with the search bar showing to much wagn guts. It would be great to have at least two levels of searches... beginner would show only content added beyond shipped wagn stuff and no autofill of +cards. Expert would show all hits and include autofill of +cards (original functionality.... I'd use it all the time...).

  --Peter Kindfield.....2012-11-22 22:14:06 +0000

Another solution would be to sort so that all simple cards appear before any plus cards.


And happy TG to all as well :-).

  --John Abbe.....2012-11-26 10:08:10 +0000